Chapter 3 - Social Stratification SOCIAL CLASS Three types...

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1 SOCIAL CLASS Social Stratification The relatively fixed, hier- archical arrangements in society by which groups have different access to resources, power, and perceived social worth. Three types of stratification: 1.Estate System 2.Caste System 3.Class System Class is… The social structural position groups hold relative to the economic, social, political, and cultural resources of society. • Indicators of class: income , education, occupation, place of residence.
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2 Consequences of Social Class • Family • Politics • Religion • Health • Mental Health • New Technology Distribution of Wealth and Income Wealth : monetary value of everything owned. Income : the amount of money brought into a household. •A person’s movement over time from one class to another. •Changes in society that cause large numbers of people to move up or down the class ladder. Social Mobility Class Consciousness is… The perception that a class structure exists AND the feeling of shared identification with
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course SOCW 231 taught by Professor Marilynhall during the Fall '10 term at Collins.

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Chapter 3 - Social Stratification SOCIAL CLASS Three types...

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